Acer has just presented what is the first tablet with Chrome OS on the market, a Chromebook Tab 10 that the Asian manufacturer wants to address the educational sector. Like most laptops with this system, the tablet of Acer bets for a contained price, although it has some surprise as support for stylus.
With this release, the operating system of Google takes a new step towards convergence, since after implementing the compatibility with Android applications now dares with one of its factors of form. It will be equipped with an OP1 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 gigabytes of expandable storage.
Data sheet of the name of the Chromebook Tab 10
|ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10|
|OS||Chrome OS with support for Android using Google Play|
|SCREEN||9.7 inches with QXGA resolution of 2048×1536|
Expandable by microSD
|CAMERAS||Front of 2 megapixels
Rear of 5 megapixels
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|PORTS||USB 3.1 Type C
Combo jack for earphone and microphone
|BATTERY||34 Wh with up to 9 hours of autonomy|
|SOFTWARE||Chrome Educational licensing
Support planned for Google Expeditions AR
|DIMENSIONS||172 x 238.8 x 9.98 mm|
The new Chromebook Tab 10 is a tablet with 9.7-inch screen and QXGA resolution of 2048 x 1536 . All this in a device with a size of 172.2 x 238.2 x 9.98 mm and a weight that stays at 550 grams.
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Inside we can find an OP1 processor, which has a dual-core Cortex A72 and a quad-core Cortex A53. They are accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage, which can be expanded through its microSD card slot. As for connections, it also has an audio jack and a USB 3.1 port of type C.
All this will be powered by a battery of 34 Wh that should reach nine hours of autonomy according to Acer, although you have to try it in first person to check it. It also includes front and rear cameras of two and five megapixels respectively, as well as an integrated Wacom EMR stylus that does not need extra battery or additional charge.
Finally, the tablet will also be able to run Android applications thanks to the compatibility of Chrome OS with Google Play. In addition, Google will offer its Chrome educational license to buyers, and promises support for the Google Expeditions AR augmented reality system , with which it wants to offer students to experience “new ways of learning”. We will have to wait to see what materializing everything ends up in.
Price and availability
The new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will reach the US market next April, to launch in May internationally at an estimated price of 339 dollars.